As a U.S. citizen, I’ve dutifully filled out Census forms every 10 years.
Why is it important you may ask? Your state receives funding from the Federal Government based upon the population living in your state. The number of U.S. Representatives sent to Washington from your state to speak on your behalf is determined by the population of your state.
Winter will soon be a memory and family thoughts will turn to spring break and anticipation of summer vacations. The fact of the matter is fewer Americans than ever before will not be able to take a vacation this year. The number of people finding themselves taking staycations at home, or not being able to visit with out-of-state family during vacation times and holidays has been trending upward for years now.
House prices continue to fall, fuel and food prices continue to increase and home foreclosures are soaring. The dollar is in a free-fall – Americans lose jobs to overseas markets.
When your rent and utilities are past due and you, your children or your aging parents are hungry and you feel helpless thinking there’s little you can do about it – you are in a depression. The dirty little secret that no one wants to address is – when some are in a recession – many are of necessity in a depression
The elderly among us have had to choose between medicine and food; having to pay a portion of their utilities one month while paying their rent the following month. Children must eat two meals a day at school or go hungry.
A recession by any definition remains untoward struggle and pain.
Make your voice heard. Fill out, complete and return the Census Form.